ACA Trip Preparation and Planning
How do you decide where, when, and what to paddle? How do you know if a river is too low or too high? Do you understand how gages report river height and volume? Are you receive an email notification when your favorite route is at your favorite level? Learn about online resources as well as useful guidebooks. Understand what smartphone apps to use to monitor water levels, wind and weather, for navigation, file float plans, or for first aid. We’ll cover social media and websites from the American Canoe Association, American Whitewater, BSA, state DNRs, NOAA, USACE, USGS, and USFWS.
Jeff Pilgrim is the Navigator at PilgrimPaddles.com and an American Canoe Association instructor in canoeing, kayaking, and standup paddleboarding. He has paddled the upper Midwest as well as Maine to West Virginia, Nunavut, NWT, Ontario, Manitoba, Missouri, Texas, and Sweden. PilgrimPaddles' class sizes are limited to 5 paddlers to assure quality instruction.